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Raleigh police nab suspect in Goldsboro beating, car burning

Posted February 18, 2011

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— Raleigh police on Wednesday arrested a man wanted on charges that he participated in the beating of a Goldsboro man and helped set his car on fire.

Goldsboro police said that Kenneth Bernard Dixon, 34, helped Tammy Ray Ferrell, 39, beat and rob a man on Jan. 27, then stole his vehicle. The burned-out car was found on a dead-end street.

Police issued arrests warrants charging both Dixon and Ferrell, both of 1717 W. Grantham St., with armed robbery, first-degree kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and burning personal property. Ferrell was also charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and financial card fraud.

Ferrell was arrested and placed in the Wayne County jail under a $200,000 secured bond.

Dixon evaded law enforcement until his arrest in Raleigh this week. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $1.5 million secured bond.

State Department of Correction records show that he has multiple previous convictions for drug possession and driving with a revoked license from the past decade.

Ferrell was convicted as a habitual felon in 2001, and she has spent more than 18 of the past 21 years in prison, according to DOC records. Her past convictions include assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, common-law robbery, breaking-and-entering, larceny of firearms and attempting to escape prison.

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  • working for deadbeats Feb 18, 2011

    More incidents of police catching criminals...when will it end!?

  • retiredcfcc Feb 18, 2011

    This same female,if my memory serves me well, was involved in a case with a law enforcement officer losing his job. She should had been in prison long time ago. Habitual criminal is all she is.Low stock. Wayne County has a long record on her.Nothing but "TROUBLE" SHE WILL NEVER LEARN.. Which I must say, she sure picked a winner with this guy,is he not a honest looking guy? LOCK THEM UP AND THROW THE KEY AWAY

  • ncdixie1 Feb 18, 2011

    I think the bond difference may be because he was evading the police.

  • Ihatexray Feb 18, 2011

    How come she's the habitual felon with the lengthy criminal record including attempting to escape prison, but her bail is $200,000 and his is $1.5M?

  • Massdaddy Feb 18, 2011

    Some people cannot stay out of trouble. They should drop them off on a deserted island with all the other criminals and make a "survivor" reality show out of it.

  • 3forme Feb 18, 2011

    only 3 years of her adult life not in jail...very sad now she will be there 25 more.. very sad and very dumb..

  • Th3 Postm4n Feb 18, 2011

    When desperation meets stupidity, they do bad things.

  • Lead by Example Feb 18, 2011

    These suspects need at least 25 more years in prison, if not a life term.